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A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome

This lecture is a guide to a few iconic moments in the Inferno (Hell), the first part of the "Divine Comedy" written by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The story recounts a...

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Lenten Music Through the Ages

Get ready to embark on your own journey to Italy. This lecture invites you into the world of sacred music and how artistic, religious, and intellectual communities in Rome helped...

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Raphael’s School of Athens: The Medium and the Message

One of the most famous and influential paintings of the Renaissance, Raphael’s fresco of ancient philosophers under a vaulted hall is both a brilliant articulation of...

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Primo Levi’s The Truce: A Guide to Returning to Life

Written more than 15 years after the end of World War II, in The Truce, Levi tells the story of his long journey home from Auschwitz after the liberation. This is an especially...

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Rome: What Does it All Mean? The Painting and its Subject

Finally, we come to terms with the School of Athens. How was it painted, and what does it mean? How do how it was painted and what it means intersect? Watch the short videos...

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